Versitle Tele

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by ScottyMo, Nov 17, 2019.

  1. ScottyMo

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    Hey, I'm starting my first project Tele. I'm wanting to build a Nashville Style Tele. Want a Humbucker that can switch to a single coil without the 60 cycle hum of a single coil.
    Has anyone got any ideas on that?
     
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    The humbucker would be in the bridge position.?
     
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    can't really do it that way. single coils hum... it's their thing.

    you can get noiseless stacked coils... or twin blades in a single coil sized package that'll get you close... but that's about it.

    you can also get a decent noise gate that'll mitigate some of the noise in a traditional coil split setup
     
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    Can you use stacked coils beside one another?
     
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    Hmm - you could wire two stacked pickups side by side, but I’m not sure how “humbucker” like they would sound. I would go with the traditional tele bridge plate and a Dimarzio Chopper T. Wired normally (in series) it’s a great humbucker. Wired in parallel, it’s very single coil-ish sounding but still noiseless. I have one setup to switch series/parallel/split on an Esquire and it is extremely versatile. I almost never use the split position.
     
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    Thanks. I think that's what I'm gonna do. I was wanting to have a really versatile guitar. Sort of a Paisley meets Tom Sholtz Guitar.
     
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    QUOTE="ScottyMo, post: 9434770, member: 149066"]Hey, I'm starting my first project Tele. I'm wanting to build a Nashville Style Tele. Want a Humbucker that can switch to a single coil without the 60 cycle hum of a single coil.
    Has anyone got any ideas on that?[/QUOTE]
     
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    OK You guys. Here's another probably stupid question. What are the differences in the quality of the different telecaster necks? They all seem to be made of maple wood. Is there a difference in quality of different truss rods etc?
    What would be the difference between a good quality neck and a neck of less quality?
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    Anything actually made by fender is usually decent so is warmoth and USACG
    Personally I’d stay away from Allparts as they require more work

    fender and warmoth truss rods are of good quality
    For the most part a truss rod is a truss rod but when you get into eBay Chinese necks they could be anything including too thin and prone to breaking

    Some necks have higher quality frets and finishing work such as rolling the fretboard edges and better overall fret work (no sharp edges , fret sprout etc.)
    How much care is taken when finishing is done can affect quality such as a nice nitro lacquer will cost more than a polyurethane finish

    Some of these faults can be seen when looking at but a lot of it is based on feel and sometimes you won’t notice high frets till it’s strung up but if you go for an actual fender neck especially USA they rarely require fret work

    I’m sorry if this isn’t too helpful it’s mostly up to feel

    I’m sure some other members can explain it better than me
     
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    Thank you. Youve kind of given me some insight as to what to look for.
     
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    I forgot to mention musikraft necks they are just are supposed to be as good as warmoth and the other replacement neck companies but can be pricey depending on the features you get
     
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    Thankyou.
     
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